Once Upon A Holiday |Holiday Baking|

With the Holidays approaching, many will be baking up their holiday treats with their family! I recall when my children were small and we baked and decorated cookies together in the days following Thanksgiving.  Sometimes I think more  cookie dough ended up on the floor and in our tummies than in the oven.  Those times sure go by fast and I wish I had more pictures of those wonderful times together.

Whether you are spending the holidays baking with your children, picking out a Christmas tree, or even gathered all at grandma’s decorating, let So The Story Goes Photography capture those precious moments for you.

A Sunflower Story |Tecumseh Land Trust|

10 Days prior, this field was in full bloom.  A trip back yesterday after going to the Extravaganza Flea Market in Springfield, we found the flowers no longer full of beautiful yellow petals.  Despite the flowers dying off, we got some beautiful images.

When in the area, also be sure to check out Young’s Jersey Dairy.

 

Cora Is One | A Look Back |

A year ago, I spent my day with a couple of the most darling little girls as we waited for their sister Cora to be born!  I had previously done Cora’s big sister Charlotte’s birth story, which led to a wonderful friendship with her mom Kristen.

Happy Birthday Cora!

 

 

August-Back To School Photography Special $19.95

Best session price of the year! Because BACK TO SCHOOL is expensive!

So in a few weeks, the school’s hired photography company will come in to take pictures of your children.  Little Billy and Susie will be sat down in front of a blue background and given 30 seconds of camera time. After snapping off ONE picture, they will say “NEXT” and their back to school photo will be done until spring. Unless of course your Little Billie or Susie didn’t smile or blinked, then you will get another 30 seconds in a month or so.

And then you will be sent these photos in a big envelope with an order sheet where you can purchase these prints you really don’t care for and pay a ridiculous price for prints. And for the next 6 months that picture will hang on your wall until you replace it with the school’s spring time 30 second session photo.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could be there during the session to make sure Little Billy or Susie has their hair combed? Or maybe have a background that isn’t like all the hundreds of other schools kids that came before them? Well here is your chance!

To schedule your August-Back To School Session for the low price of $19.95, click here and we will see you Sunday, August 14 at the Ottoville Park!

ADDED BONUS – By supporting So The Story Goes Photography – You shop local. And local dollars help your community and neighborhoods grow!

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To schedule your August-Back To School Session for the low price of $19.95, click here and we will see you Sunday, August 14 at the Ottoville Park!

Sessions may also be used for families or multiple children. One session per family please. If any sessions are remaining on Saturday, August 13 and you would like a second or third session, we will open those session up.

Megan & Steven |A Wedding Story| Dupont Downs Fort Wayne, Indiana

I first met Megan at  2015 Bridal Extravaganza in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  And then again when I did her and Steven’s engagement pictures at Lakeside Park and Rose Garden.  Megan and Steven 0007

On their wedding day, Megan, surrounded by her bridesmaids and mother, she prepared for her big day.  Inside the skirt of her dress,she had sewn a patch from her late brother’s shirt to remind her of his presence through out the day.

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After a few photos, I met up with Steven and his groomsmen at Medical Protective Campus where Megan works for some group pictures of the guys..

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Soon the ladies arrived but before we could do any pictures of them and the entire wedding party, Megan and Steven had pictures of Steven’s first look of her. DSC_3439

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The outdoor ceremony was held at DuPont Downs where the couple exchanged vows and rings.  Untitled-1

Immediately upon arriving at their reception the bride and groom had their first dance as husband and wife. DSC_5646_1

Then Megan’s maid of honor gave an emotional toast that left everyone in attendance in tears. Followed by toast by Steven’s best men. Untitled-1

Dances with father and daughter and mother and son soon followed and then an anniversary dance highlighting Steven’s grandparents who have been married for sixty-five years.

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The venue was beautifully decorated with a winery theme. And the flowers for the wedding were some of the most beautiful I have ever seen.  DSC_5307

Congrats to Megan & Steven and thank you for sharing your beautiful day with me.

Sarah & Jamie | A Wedding Story| Saint Michael Catholic Church Kalida, Ohio

I first met Sarah several years ago. Over the years, I have witnessed her children growing, the loss of her husband Greg to cancer and her finding love again with Jamie.  She has been an inspiration to so many as she has kept her faith in God through out it all.  So when Sarah asked me to be the photographer for her and Jamie’s church ceremony, I was delighted  to be part of this special event.

Sarah wore a simple but flowing white gown. Her mother, Nancy helped her get into her dress with Sarah’s daughters  Mia and Brynn by her side.  But before walking up the aisle, Sarah quietly read a letter written by Jamie. Somehow she was able to hold back the tears as she read.

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As her oldest son Carter walked her up the aisle however, Sarah had a difficult time holding back her emotions as she looked upon her groom Jamie waiting for her.

With Sarah’s children standing at her and Jamie’s side, the couple exchanged vows.

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Sarah’s brother Seth signed the communion hymn as their mother helped guide him.  What a beautiful gift Seth has and to share this with Jamie and Sarah on their wedding day made it even more beautiful.

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The mass was concluded with Jamie and Sarah saying a prayer to the Virgin Mary and then Father’s blessings on them and the children. DSC_7975DSC_7985DSC_8053